World's Best Pasta Sauce!

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 45 m
Recipe by  Johnchandler

“Well, my Lasagna has become quite popular, and I think the sauce from that makes amazing meat sauce as well. So I thought I would post it by its self.”

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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook the sausage, beef, onion, and garlic until well browned; drain fat. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water. Mix in sugar and season with basil, fennel seed, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

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I made this twice, first as written and it was GREAT! But then I did some mild modifications. I used all ground beef, addes red wine instead of water and added 1/2 tsp of oregano and rosemary plus 2 bay leaves. Put it in my crock pot for 4 hours and it was OUTSTANDING! I even had a true Italian guy tell me it was an outstanding sauce. I served it over spaghetti.



I've never written a review for a recipe before but this recipe was worth the effort. I made this as the recipe calls and it was fabulous. I've been making Italian food for a long time and this sauce was truly delicious. My Italian husband declared it the best sauce he's ever had!!



Hope you enjoy it. I am still amazed that the responces my other recipe has recieved.

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 157 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs
  • 11.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 673 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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